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intention you are looking for. >> any other questions, comments? >> the motion on the floor is to continue this item to june 14. i am assuming the public hearing will remain open as you are asking for new plants. on that motion, commissioner antonini, aye. commissioner borden, aye. commissioner moore, aye. commissioner wu, aye. that motion passes. you are on item 13 a and b. both are at 620 to 27th avenue -- 622 27th avenue.
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>> good afternoon. this is located in an rh-2 district. this is restoring a single- family residence and construct a new four-story two-unit building. the department has not received any public comment in a position or support of the project. if there during the 30 day public notification or the notification for the discretionary review hearing. the department has reviewed the project against the objectives and policies of section 317 which govern presidential demolition. as the project provides one additional family housing units and does not demolish a historic resource and make the general plan objectives or the policy objectives of the general
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plan. i would be happy to answer any questions. president fong: d r requestor. project sponsor, please. >> good afternoon. i am the project architect. i'm here to answer your questions. president fong: public comment, then. speakers. >> good afternoon. i am the homeowner of the house that is directly behind the property under discussion.
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my family and i have not received a copy of the plans in the mail. in fact, we just heard about this new construction business from our next-door neighbor. i would like to have the opportunity to look at the construction plan carefully so i hereby request you post on this item to another hearing in the future and meanwhile, from what i have found out from my neighbors, i oppose this project because it will block our view of the sky and also the afternoon sunshine in our backyard. right now, when we open our windows, we can see the western horizon and also the sky. and if we have a large, tall,
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four-story house in front of us, we would not be able to have that open field. furthermore, it will also block the afternoon sun in our backyard. i am a kind and considerate neighbor. i am not a feisty person. i am also the mother of two children who love to plant flowers and enjoy the afternoon sunshine in the yard. on behalf of my children and my husband, i ask that you review this project carefully and critically. thank you. president fong: thank you. is there any other public comment? seeing none, commissioner miguel. commissioner miguel: from the
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rear of the proposed project to the rear of the backyard of the young lady's house -- [inaudible] >> the furthest rear of the project to the rear lot line is 52 feet. based on -- i will quickly bring up the aerial here. i have not spoken with our speaker previously. assuming that this is your property year, they -- here, they have a rear yard.
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it is the project's's rear yard. commissioner miguel: you could estimate that. thank you. i'm going to move not to take a yard. >> what is the height difference between the new structure and what was there before? >> currently the structure is in terms of storage is an existing three story building. it is going to now be a three story at the front with a partial fourth floor. i believe just coming off the 311 notification, the existing height of the existing building
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to the ridge line is 33 feet. it would be 40 feet to the building. >commissioner miguel: we have the separation of 75 feet. thank you. >> the motion on the floor is to approve the project as proposed. commissioner antonini, aye. commissioner borden, aye. aye. commissioner moore, aye. commissioner wu, aye. >> york at public comment. -- you are at public comment. president fong: is there any public comment? seeing none, meeting is
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>> hello. 9 judge terri l. jackson. the court is now recruiting prospective civil grand jurors. our goal is to develop a pool of candidates that is inclusive of all segments of our city's population. >> the jury conducts investigations and publishes findings and recommendations. these reports them become a key part of the civic dialog on how we can make san francisco a better place to live and work. >> i want to encourage anyone that is on the fence, is considering participating as a grand jury member, to do so. >> so if you are interested in our local city government and
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would like to work with 18 other enthusiastic citizens committed to improving its operations, i encourage you to consider applying for service on the civil grand jury. >> for more information, visit the civil grand jury website at or call >> welcome to "culturewire." today we are at recology. they are celebrate 20 years of
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one of the most incredibly unique artist residency programs. we are here to learn more from one of the resident artists. welcome to the show, deborah. tell us how this program began 20 years ago. >> the program began 20 years ago. our founder was an environmentalist and an activist and an artist in the 1970's. she started these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she started with kids. they had an exhibition at city hall. city officials heard about her efforts and they invited her to this facility. we thought it would coincide with our efforts to get folks to recycle, it is a great educational tool. since then, we have had 95 professional artists come through. >> how has the program changed over the years? how has the program -- what can
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the public has an artist engage with? >> for the most part, we worked with metal and wood, what you would expect from a program like ours. over the years, we tried to include artists and all types of mediums. conceptual artists, at installation, photographers, videographers. >> that has really expanded the program out. it is becoming so dynamic right now with your vision of interesting artists in gauging here. why would an artist when to come here? >> mainly, access to the materials. we also give them a lot of support. when they start, it is an empty studio. they go out to the public area and -- we call it the big store. they go out shopping, take the materials that, and get to work. it is kind of like a reprieve, so they can really focus on their body of work.
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>> when you are talking about recology, do you have the only sculpture garden at the top? >> it is based on work that was done many years ago in new york. it is the only kind of structured, artist program. weit is beautiful. a lot of the plants you see were pulled out of the garbage, and we use our compost to transplant them. the pathway is lined with rubble from the earthquake from the freeways we tour about 5000 people a year to our facility, adults and children. we talk about recycling and conservation. they can meet the artists. >> fantastic. let's go meet some of your current artists. here we are with lauren.
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can you tell us how long have been here so far and what you're working on? >> we started our residency on june 1, so we came into the studio then and spent most of the first couple weeks just digging around in the trash. i am continuing my body of work, kind of making these hand- embroidered objects from our day-to-day life. >> can you describe some of the things you have been making here? this is amazing. >> i think i started a lot of my work about the qualities of light is in the weight. i have been thinking a lot about things floating through the air. it is also very windy down here. there is a piece of sheet music up there that i have embroidered third. there is a pamphlet about hearing dea -- nearing death. this is a dead rabbit. this is what i am working on
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now. this is a greeting card that i found, making it embroidered. it is for a very special friend. >> while we were looking at this, i glanced down and this is amazing, and it is on top of a book, it is ridiculous and amazing. >> i am interested in the serendipity of these still life compositions. when he got to the garbage and to see the arrangement of objects that is completely spontaneous. it is probably one of the least thought of compositions. people are getting rid of this stuff. it holds no real value to them, because they're disposing of it. >> we're here in another recology studio with abel. what attracted you to apply for this special program? >> who would not want to come to the dump? but is the first question. for me, being in a situation that you're not comfortable in
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has always been the best. >> what materials were you immediately attracted to when you started and so what was available here? >> there are a lot of books. that is one of the thing that hits me the most. books are good for understanding, language, and art in general. also being a graphic designer, going straight to the magazines and seeing all this printed material being discarded has also been part of my work. of course, always wood or any kind of plastic form or anything like that. >> job mr. some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. -- taught me through some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. >> the first thing that attracted me to this was the printed surface. it was actually a poster. it was a silk screen watercolor, about 8 feet long. in terms of the flatwork, i work with a lot of cloddish. so being able to cut into it come at into it, removed parts,
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it is part of the process of negotiating the final form. >> how do you mp from the two dimensional work that you create to the three-dimensional? maybe going back from the 3f to 2d. >> everything is in the process of becoming. things are never said or settled. the sculptures are being made while i am doing the collages, and vice versa. it becomes a part of something else. there's always this figuring out of where things belong or where they could parapets something else. at the end goal is to possibly see one of these collage plans be built out and create a structure that reflects back into the flat work. >> thank you so much for allowing "culturewire" to visit this amazing facility and to learn more about the artists in
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residence program. is there anything you like our viewers to know? >> we have art exhibitions every four months, and a win by the public to come out. everybody is welcome to come out. we have food. sometimes we have gains and bands. it is great time. from june to september, we accept applications from bay area artists. we encouraged artists from all mediums to apply. we want as many artists from the bay area out here so they can have the same experience. >> how many artists to do your host here? >> 6 artist a year, and we receive about 108 applications. very competitive. >> but everyone should be encouraged to apply. thank you again for hosting us. >> thank you for including us in "culturewire." ♪
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